Thursday, October 7, 2010

French Foliage, Baby Wipe technique to make multi colored ink pad

This is a card that I used as a make and take at a recent workshop. To make the leaves I make my own multi colored ink pad by using a Baby Wipe, the top of my stamp case and classic reinkers. To to this technique simply place a baby wipe on a foam or plastic plate. Add drops on reinker to the baby wipe until you have an area as big as the stamp you are using. Then ink your stamp up using the Baby Wipe the same way you would use an ink pad. It's that easy! As you can see the results can be quite stunning. Also you get a different look each time. See the difference in each card. The front of the first card and the big leaf on the inside (second picture)where made one day, the smaller leaf and the leaf on in the third picture were made a different day. The first picture is the front of my card. The second picture is the inside. The third is the inside my customers came up with. Being true scrapbookers that could not waste the piece of designer paper that they tore off for the front, so they added it to the inside of their card. I love it when I am at a workshop and a customer comes up with a great idea like this.

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted:

Stamps: French Foliage. Heard from the Heart and On Your Birthday (on the inside of the card, in the third picture)
Ink: Basic Black and More Mustard classic ink pads, More Mustard, Old Olive Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze classic reinkers
Paper: Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock. Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Old Olive 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, Stampin' dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges and Baby Wipes (not S.U.)

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